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Rising Stars train the house down

Twenty five high-school aged members were put through their paces last Tuesday

A group of enthusiastic teenagers descended on the State Netball Centre last Tuesday to take part in the annual Eagles Rising Stars Training Day.

Twenty five high-school aged members were put through their paces by some of the West Coast Eagles’ up-and-coming players, as they participated in a selection of drills based on the AFL Draft Combine.

Oscar Allen, Francis Watson, Jake Waterman, Jackson Nelson and Jack Petruccelle ran the kicking test, clean hands, agility test and vertical jump, and scored each member’s performance.

Each member received a scorecard to take home, allowing them to compare their results with the current AFL Draft Combine record for each drill.

The drill rotations were followed by games of handball end zone to finish off the activities component and it was difficult to tell who was having more fun, the Eagles Rising Stars members or the West Coast Eagles players!

The members clearly relished the opportunity to interact with some of the playing group, while the players enjoyed sharing some tips and tricks of the game with their young fans.

Following the days’ activities, the players were more than happy to sign autographs and pose for photos with the Training Day participants.

The event was wrapped up with some afternoon snacks and a door prize draw, where three lucky members took home signed West Coast Eagles merchandise.

We would like to thank all the members who joined us at the Training Day and look forward to seeing them at the next Eagles Rising Stars event later this year.

If you would like more information regarding the Eagles Rising Stars membership, please click here.